IRISH heavyweight Con Sheehan is delighted he can now call one of the greatest boxers on the planet, Gullerimo Rigondeaux a stable mate- and believes he can emulate the Cubans World championship winning exploits.
Sheehan might not be a future pound for pound star, but he does believe he has what it takes to become a Champion of the World and he believes his new manager/promoter is the one to take him to the top.
Sheehan, a six-time Irish National Senior Division champion, who also captured a gold medal at the prestigious European Championships put pen to paper with Gary Hyde and NoWhere2Hyde Management.
The Irish big man had a number of pro offers, but elected to with Cork man Hyde.
“I decided to sign with Gary because I have been following him for a while now an was very impressed with what he was doing with his boxers,” Sheehan told Irish-boxing.com
“I have had a good relationship with him for a few years now and have the up most respect for him and I believe he can get me to where I want to be.
“I’m over the moon to have signed a deal now. We have talked about it before but my head wasn’t in the right place and it just wasn’t ready at the time. I’m more than ready for it now. I can’t explain how excited I am to get going and to be part of the stable with one of the pound for pound best in the world, Rigo.”
While he has the management end of things sorted the Clonmel favourite has yet to decide who to train with.
“I am in camp at the moment. I’m training very hard, but I’m at home training. I am talking to Gary about who and where to train. We are close to making a decision, we want to get it right first time out so its worth deliberating over.”
The 6’5 puncher make his professional debut March 13 in the United Kingdom on a show to air on Eurosport and told Irish-boxing.com he is content to fight abroad for the time being.
“Being honest it makes no odds to me where I fight as long as I’m kept busy. I will fight anywhere Gary asks of me, but I can’t wait to get a fight at home.”